JOB SUMMARY: Leads and assists in one or more of the following areas: OMAT, maintenance, construction, intermodal, planning, utilities, surveying, environmental or traffic. Serves as assistant office head to professionals providing professional support in one or more areas listed.
JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES: Under broad supervision of Rail & Safety Oversight Program Manager serves as the Department’s primary point of contact for all Short Line & Freight Rail Development activities and works with considerable independence to perform complex assignments while demonstrating a high-level of initiative and judgement. This position is responsible for supervising a professional staff and managing all activities including but not limited to: development, oversight and FRA compliance of 540 miles of state-owned leased short line railroad; development, contracting and implementation of railroad and bridge rehabilitation projects; development of annual capital needs assessments; and other projects to strengthen Georgia’s position in freight rail transportation.
The selected candidate must meet the advertised minimum qualifications to include State Entry Qualifications as well as Agency Specific Minimum Qualifications
STATE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Four years of related experience
OR Associates’ degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Five years of related experience
OR One year at the lower level (TRM030) or position equivalent.
AGENCY MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
5 years’ experience in management and direction of professional staff and consultants in developing and completing capital rail or transportation projects including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance; FRA required Statewide Rail Plans for freight rail; etc.
5 years’ experience applying for and administering federal the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), or Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); including maintaining electronic records of all activities and grant reports
5 years’ experience managing and delivering multiple transportation projects, completing projects on time and within budget.
5 years’ experience developing scopes of work, project budgets/man hour estimates, schedules and construction contracts for freight rail or other transportation construction activities.
5 years’ experience managing contractors and consultants; and reviewing and approving project expenditures in accordance with contract requirements.
Extensive knowledge of federal and state transportation laws and regulations and ability to monitor and report on federal and state proposed legislation for impacts on freight rail activities, regulations or funding.
5 years supervisory experience which includes, planning, training, directing, and evaluating work of staff; and building effective work teams
Demonstrated experience working with local, federal and state agencies in order to successfully coordinate with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to prepare and present regular updates to management during all phases of a project.
Possesses strong leadership skills, with the demonstrated ability to foster team spirt, motivate and guide subordinates toward accomplishment of office/department goals.
Demonstrated experience recognizing opportunities to aid in the achievement of department goals and objectives; setting goals and determining the course of action to implement departmental visions and goals with appropriate timing and responsiveness
Demonstrated experience interacting effectively with all levels of management within the organization
Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills with the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information to contractors, departmental personnel and others
Possesses the ability to identify, negotiate, and solve problems and apply innovative solutions.
Possesses the eye hand coordination and the physical strength and agility necessary to perform the core responsibilities of the job
Possesses a high level of commitment toward work and a high standard of ethical conduct
Committed to providing quality customer service
AGENCY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
Master’s degree in a related field
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia or as an Engineer-in-Training
10 years’ experience in managing a state or federal rail transportation program
Demonstrated experience administering taxable and non-taxable bond funds.
Advanced knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations concerning transportation and railroads
Extensive knowledge of railroad operations and management
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL GDOT JOBS
The interview is just one part of the overall selection process and is not the only criteria used to make the final selection. In addition to the interview, the final selection is based on the applicant’s work history and performance (documented in HR and/or Office files), PeopleSoft/employee status (i.e. rehire code), employee performance reviews, personnel file review (HR & Office Files), criminal background check, employment reference checks (including references and commendations from Managers and other relevant documentation) and, for supervisory positions, demonstrated leadership skills based on past and current work history will be considered.
Good Employment Standing:
In accordance with the Interview and Selection Process (ISP), an applicant must have no active disciplinary actions to be in good employment standing. Actions that may disqualify an applicant include letters of reprimand (active for 12 months after issuance date); suspension without pay or disciplinary demotion (active for 12 months from the effective date); Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) and Leave Restriction Plans (active until 12 months after the date of conclusion). In addition, an employee must have an overall ePerformance rating score of three (3) or higher on their most current evaluation. Please note that Memorandums of Concern are not considered disqualifying factors. Human Resources may remove any employee from consideration for selection who is pending a disciplinary action; however, if the action is resolved in the employee’s favor, he or she will be allowed to compete.
THIS IS AN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED POSITION.
THE SELECTED APPLICANT FOR THE POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REFERENCE CHECK AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, WHERE APPLICABLE
PLEASE INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT JOB INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION FOR
CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PRESCREENED.
UPON PROMOTION, THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL RECEIVE 10% or THE GDOT JOB SPECIFIC MINIMUM SALARY, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
GDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Qualifications Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Four years of related experience OR Associates’ degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Five years of related experience OR One year at the lower level (TRM030) or position equivalent.
State of Georgia
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